Coffee, alcohol can lead to dry skin

January 7, 2013 1:44:43 PM PST
Everyone is trying to avoid getting the flu this winter so a lot of us are spending extra time washing our hands, which can cause dry skin.

Coffee and alcohol can also lead to dehydration and dry skin.

Experts say as the temperature is low and the heater is on the indoor air gets dehydrated and your skin loses moisture.

Here are some tips to keep your skin hydrated:

    • Use a humidifier. It can reverse the process of dehydration.
    • Use over the counter saline sprays. This can not only keep you hydrated but also prevent infections such as flu.
    • Avoid harsh cleansers that irritate skin.
    • Choose a moisturizer that's thicker so it will last longer and drink a lot of water.

Experts say drink one glass of water for every alcoholic or caffeinated beverage consumed.